After the tragic crash of Germanwings flight 9525, we have now heard the awful news that this crash that killed 150 people was a deliberate act of murder by the co-pilot.
Ironically, the very security precautions that were introduced to prevent an intruder from entering the cockpit ended up enabling the co-pilot to commit this act of mass-murder.
When we fly in a commercial airline, we have trust and security in the pilots, but this is another reminder that the effects of sin leave us without any certainty in humans or institutions.
We make plans and pursue dreams, but in the end, we can never have full certainty in people and organisations.
The one exception to this is Jesus.
In the midst of tragedy and uncertainty, we must hold onto real hope in the real Jesus with full assurance and confidence.
Let us pray for the families and friends of the victims, “while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Saviour, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.” (Titus 2:13-14).